I don't personally know if there is a higher power; I'm of the opinion that we humans are, in our physical form, alone. Other life may exist, but so far, it has not made itself visible to us. Perhaps it's of an energetic nature, where we can't see it with the naked eye, or it takes on some colorful form that reflects light in a way which appears invisible. Maybe it resides deep within a gaseous core of a planet out of our reach, or is so infinitesimally tiny that we'll never observe it through microscopes.
I just find it so odd that, as a society, we continue to hold onto a comforting idea that there is a powerful, all-seeing giant that created everything. There are varying definitions of a god, but I can't for the life of me believe that if it were a sentient, loving conscience, it would continue to simply watch as Earth's inhabitants copulated to the point of overpopulation, or slaughtered neighbors out of greed. If there is a law governing the universe, it was a human mind that contrived this law and applied it to every organism throughout time, in the sake of keeping the institution of religion afloat. How can we be so bold in that assumption, when we've never once set foot outside our home?
It's a very strong thing, this spirit of ours. I, for one, embrace the unknown universe as it is, with all its mysteries and realities that I will never understand. Though it saddens me, I've made my peace with the idea that everything is infinite, time is a variable, and humans may never truly know what sleeps in the darkness.
EDIT: Jesus Christ, from what I've heard, was a wonderful person and I think it's one of the highest roads you can take, to live a kind, accepting, loving lifestyle. So please, for the PMs insisting that I'm taking the express train to the big oven, at least know that I'm not leaving Jesus hanging at the door. I might not talk to him directly, but he's definitely invited to the party.